Top 5 Melbourne Cup Events with Water Views in Newcastle 2023

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Posted 2023-10-01 by Sue Wfollow

Tue 07 Nov 2023

Have you booked your Melbourne Cup table yet? It isn't far away, with the big day held on Tuesday, 7th November! Gather your friends and book a table early, in order to grab the best seat in the house this Melbourne Cup. Luckily, there are events held right across the city and the events below, all have water views for an added bonus! Where will you be spending Melbourne Cup afternoon?

Image: Customs House Facebook


1/ Customs House, right across the road from the river, will be celebrating Melbourne Cup with a signature cocktail on arrival, a 3-course lunch, entertainment and a 3.5-hour beverage package including tap beers, house wine & brut. Tickets are $145 per person. See here for details.

2/ Honeysuckle Hotel right on the Hunter River will be hosting a huge Melbourne Cup with live entertainment all day, fashions on the field, multiple big screen TVs and more! Buy a VIP ticket for $179 and enjoy a lawn party on the mezzanine including a glass of champagne on arrival and a 3-hour package of premium canapes and beverages. If you would prefer to sit harbourside, then book a table for $400 for 8 people which includes a waterside table with a big screen, a choice of any 3 bottles from Chandon, Pizzini il Soffio Prosecco & Cote de Roses Rose and a Seafood Platter and Antipasto Platter. See here for full details.

3/ Queen's Wharf Hotel will also be having a party on the water with an exclusive function in the upstairs Skiff Bar with a 3-course Lunch & Beverage Package and live music for $150 per person. They will also be having an exclusive Function on the Wharf with a Buffet Lunch & Beverage Package for $100 per person. See here for details.

Image: Original images from Queen's Wharf Hotel Facebook


4/ Merewether Surfhouse, right on Merewether Beach, will have a seated Melbourne Cup event with canap├ęs and French Sparkling on arrival, a 3-course luncheon, a 3.5hr Beverage Package, DJ and big screens for $140 per person. See here for details.

5/ Shoal Bay Country Club, 1 hour north of Newcastle in Port Stephens, is a popular day trip for Melbourne Cup Day with two options available - Atmos Greek Restaurant (for $129 per person) or the Patio with water views (for $109 per person). Both events include a 3-hour beverage package, live music, fashions on the field and more! Enjoy the day soaking up the sun and taking in the spectacular views of the glittering Shoal Bay. See here for details.

Don't delay, book your table now!

Image: Shoal Bay Country Club website


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